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  • Ready to Love – Detroit

    Now Casting Detroit, MI Singles for Ready to Love! Are you a Detroit-based single professional between the ages of 30-50 who is still searching for that special someone?  Are all…

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  • Ready to Love – Philadelphia

    Now Casting Philadelphia, PA Singles for Ready to Love! Are you a Philly-based single professional between the ages of 30-50 who is still searching for that special someone?  Are all your…

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  • Celebrity Dating

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to date someone famous?  Mega-Producer WILL PACKER, Lighthearted Entertainment, and a Major Cable Network are seeking single successful MEN to meet…

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  • Mastermind

    We’re looking for the best and the brightest to compete in the ultimate test of mental superiority and strategic mastery.

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  • Casting Couples at a Crossroads

    A GROUNDBREAKING NEW TV SHOW is looking for couples ready to make a change in their relationship! Do you feel like you’re stuck in relationship limbo? Do you feel encouraged…

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  • Now Casting Singles

    “Producers are currently looking for singles for a brand new, REVOLUTIONARY dating show! If you or someone you know is ready for the ultimate adventure in finding their TRUE MATCH,…

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  • Put a Ring on It – Couples

    Calling all unmarried, long-term COUPLES in the Atlanta area! Are you and your LIVE-IN partner at a crossroads in your relationship and struggling with whether or not to get engaged?…

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  • Put a Ring on It – Singles

    Calling all Atlanta-based singles, ages 30-50. OWN and Will Packer Media (creators of Ready to Love) invite you to take part in a brand new dating experience!  Enjoy fantastic all-expense-paid…

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Who We Are

Rob LaPlante


Jeff Spangler


about lighthearted

Lighthearted Entertainment creates
ground-breaking, dynamic unscripted content for television and digital platforms around the world.

Established in 1992 as an independently-owned television production company, Lighthearted Entertainment specializes in all forms of non-scripted programming. Currently led by co-owners and Presidents Rob LaPlante and Jeff Spangler, the Lighthearted team is fiercely committed to translating their creativity, energy, and ideas into content that taps into the zeitgeist of popular culture.
Lighthearted Entertainment has created and produced thousands of hours of content for cable, digital, and syndicated network television. Some of the early international smash hits that propelled Lighthearted to the top of the unscripted space include FOX’s THE MOMENT OF TRUTH and ABC’s EXTREME MAKEOVER.
Since then, multi-season runs of VH1’s DATING NAKED, and MTV franchise hit ARE YOU THE ONE, which includes various spinoffs, specials and live after shows, speak to the staying power of Lighthearted ideas, and it’s ability to demonstrate its expertise in many specialized programming formats. Lighthearted’s other recent successes include OWN’s READY TO LOVE, OXYGEN’S LAST SQUAD STANDING, VH1’s TWINNING, and TLC’s LABOR GAMES—shows ranging from team based competitions to dating and even full format gameshows.
Lighthearted remains focused on the future of entertainment, developing ideas relevant to both established and emerging audiences through digital, feature, and short form content. Following the #lightheartedway, the team maintains a uniquely human vision, capturing every frame of its programming with a warmth while producing in a staff and crew friendly culture.

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